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it is sticky. mostly sunny. you might say a few more clouds then yesterday. high temperature today in the low 90's. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. for now, we sent it over to sarah. >> glad to hear there is nothing weather related for the morning commute. we have one accident in the city. use extra caution. speed sensors not indicating any real delays, except perhaps at the north side. 52 on the west side. 70 looking smoke coming in towards the beltway. five minutes to travel south on 95 to the fort mchenry. this is a live view of traffic at harford. very light so far this morning. liberty looks equally smooth at this hour. that is the latest on traffic
pulse 11. back over to you. >> thank you. hurricane earl -- there have been evacutations. >> the area could start to feel the effects of earl later today. kristen dahlgren has more. >> earl strengthen, bringing with it powerful waves. >> earl is a big unknown. >> do you board up? >> i have not yet. >> officials warned the slightest change could bring a direct hit. either way, the winds are now less than a day away. mandatory evacuations are now under way. watches and warnings from north
carolina all the way to new england. >> he hurricane is coming and i am hoping we can make it back into town. >> vacationers pack in their weekend plans, heading for safer ground. on long island, arenas took boats out of the water -- marinas took boats out of the water. millions now watch to see where earl will go. the storm is crashing labor day weekend plans up and down the coast. national guard troops have already been deployed. fema is standing by ready to assist after the storm. the outer banks are expected to be hit tonight into tomorrow morning. kristen dahlgren, wbal-tv 11 news.
>> you can follow earl using our hurricane tracker. there is a link on our homepage, wbaltv.com. coming up, we will hear how officials are preparing in ocean city for earl's arrival. >> ulysses s. currie has been indicted. >> he was indicted on charges of bribery, conspiracy, mail fraud, and extortion. jennifer franciotti joins us now with more. >> 3 continue to work at the capitol as investigators -- continue to work at the capitol as investigators looked into charges. it was alleged that he was paid $245,000 to secure advantage for
shoppers. the indictment says he tried to save the chain money so they can have an extension on meeting energy efficiency standards. he is accused of smoothing the way to get a liquor license. he said his fees were disclosed. the chair of public policy says it is unusual to see a paper trail in a bribery case. >> the information is pretty interesting in that usually and bribery cases there isn't any paperwork. >> prosecutors say currie failed to disclose his earnings. he is running unopposed, but say he will step down on some of his duties. we'll have more coming up. reporting live, jennifer franciotti. >> a man is dead after a
standoff with police in silver spring. authorities say james lee entered the building yesterday afternoon armed with a gun. hundreds were forced to evacuate. police say he helped free hostages during the standoff. police were forced to open fire, killing lee. >> he pointed the hand gun at one of the hostages. our tactical units moved in at that point be correct those three hostages escaped unharmed. it is believed he was upset with discovery channel over its programming lineup. >> a major push for middle east peace moves forward. >> direct peace talks between
israelis and palestinians are expected to resume. kate amara has more details. >> good morning. secretary of state hillary clinton launches these peace negotiations between israeli and palestinian leaders this morning. >> the prime minister of israel and the president of the palestinian national authority. >> the east room of the white house, a working dinner before the first face-to-face middle east peace talks in nearly two years at. >> i am hopeful that we cannot achieve the goal. >> president obama hosting keep mideast leaders as benjamin netanyahu and mahmoud abbas prepare for direct negotiations. both are promising to work for a long lasting agreement. >> we seek a peace that will last between us. >> we will sign an agreement and
put an end to a very long period of struggle. >> president obama made it clear the latest outbreak of violence will not derail the efforts. >> both of them have the constituencies with legitimate claims and legitimate concerns. and a lot of history between them. >> king abdallah is also attending these talks. he suggested if the peace talks tells, it would be a victory for terrorists. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> what are u.s. officials hoping to get out of these negotiations? >> officials want to get these two sides to agree to a second -- >> we lost kate amara there.
there you are. thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you believe these latest rounds of mideast peace talks will yield results? e-mail your response to email@example.com. >> 72 degrees on tv hill. a woman claims she got sick from those eggs involved in the massive recall and now she wants to be compensated. this is a live look at traffic. this is the beltway at liberty road.
expect a high temperature of 92 degrees this afternoon under mostly sunny skies. we do have some relief coming over the weekend. we will talk about that when i come back in a few minutes. >> a strong riptide along the maine coast leads to a wave of rescues. eight people were helped out of the water yesterday. lifeguards are expecting the trouble to continue with hurricane earl of the way. the lifeguard staff is 1/3 of its usual level because so many lifeguards have gone back to college. >> a woman is suing the restaurant where she ate tainted eggs. she was so sick she missed six
days of work. this happened in minnesota. this probably will not be the last lawsuit. >> coming up, they are young and live in big cities and they are getting paid. >> back to school shopping season is over. how did retailers do? >> we have one accident in the city. we will let you know if there are
morning? >> would have one accident of note. it is in the city. that is the one thing you want to watch for. 53 miles per hour on southbound 95. 46 on the topside outer loop. 54 on the outer loop west side around 795. moving well to the maryland line at this hour. this is a quick live look outside. very light and harford. inner loop over towards 95 equally smooth. this is the west side at liberty. the shot has since changed. i am assuming that is on the west side. it is clear out there. the major roads look great. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. >> we have a few bus diversions
this morning. the 35 blind is diverting at pratt and green -- the 35 line is diverting at pratt and green. allow yourself some extra time. metro is running problem-free. our first check on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines is showing no delays. now back to tony pann. >> good morning. things are pretty quiet for us to start the day. we're going to get rid of the heat. the coastal areas will have to deal with earl. we have temperatures in the mid 70's. 70 at the airport. we have two major players. we have a cold front and of course hurricane earl. earl the stronger overnight. it is now a category four hurricane with sustained winds
of 145 miles per hour. it would cost billions of dollars if it were to make landfall right now. we think it will make a brush against the east coast of the united states. earl is coming up from the south and the front will push girl off shore. at least that is the plan. if ehrlich it's their first, it will get closer to the -- if earl gets there first, -- you can see the center of the storm just off the outer banks of north carolina. it should not make the direct hit. there will be some damage to the outer banks. with gusts over 100 miles per hour. then it starts to turn to the northeast. by 3:00 p.m. on friday, it should be 200 miles off the
delmarva beaches. the winds come out about 200 miles from the center. we think the beaches will have a tropical storm conditions on friday. so a tropical storm warning is in effect for all of the delmarva beaches. this is what is going to happen at the delmarva beaches. friday is the time frame. most of the weekend will be fine. it is on friday that we will have the problem when the storm passes. expect wave heights up to 15 feet high. heavy rain will likely make it on shore. there will be little effects of the storm around baltimore. but there could be a surge at the chesapeake bay. there could be some minor flooding of the western shore at high tide. if you live close to the water, the tide could come a foot or
two above average. high temperatures today in the low 90's. clear tonight. temperatures will drop back to around 70. the seven-day forecast stacks up like this. the could be some thunderstorms around baltimore on friday because of the cold front. a high near 88. the rest of the holiday weekend looks fantastic. it might be a little breezy on saturday. upper 70's on saturday and sunday. low 80's on monday. then it will warm up later on next week. >> back to school shopping numbers did not ring any bells this year. buyers spent slightly more than in 2009. sales were short of 2008 levels.
this could mean a lackluster holiday shopping season. one category of women is doing what no other has been able to do. women between 22 and 30 without children had bigger paychecks in 2008 than their male counterparts. wages averaged 8% higher, but it varied from city to city. researchers say education played a role in that shift. what do you make of that? >> wow. >> taking note. >> there are some new concerns about rising food prices. courtney donohoe joins us with the day's business news in the
bloomberg business report. good morning. >> they are. we will start out with food prices. they have hit a 20-year high. the financial times says strong demand from emerging countries is behind the big jump in meat prices. the dow and nasdaq game between 2% and 3% yesterday appeared stronger than expected reports on manufacturing. investors are waiting for reports on in pending home sales and weekly jobless claims. monster.com said the employment picture weakened in august. it dropped slightly in baltimore. the maker of tide is not happy
just selling clothes. procter and gamble is opening a franchise of dry cleaners across the country. they expect to open 150 dry cleaners and wants to bring an ego-conscious consumers with a special technology that does not use a dangerous solvents to clean people's clothes. courtney donohoe, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. >> 72 degrees on tv hill. coming up, traffic and weather together. >> it has been a busy year for apple. what is next? >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you believe these latest rounds of mideast peace talks will yield results? e-mail your response to firstname.lastname@example.org.
>> it has been a busy year for apple. the top-selling product remains the ipad. >> they have sold to watch a 75 million since its introduction. the best seller is now changing. we have more. >> the ipod changed the game for apple. today, apple change the ipod game. >> this is the new ipod touch. >> the company is adding elements to the ipod touch. front and rear-facing cameras as well as the video chat feature. >> for people who are not on at&t, or they'd have another phone call the ipod touch has
the best parts of the ipod experience. >> the tiny ipod shuffle is seeing the return of buttons and the square in shape. touchscreen technology for managing music on the natino. a social element allows users to follow friends and musicians. >> we are deep into that right now. whether people will spend the time to do that, i am not sure. >> apple is also moving to jump- start its struggling apple tv device. it is a box that can stream of movies over the internet. they have cut the price to $99 per it only allows rentals. >> 99 cent rental spirit is a great way to get into rent
shows. >> the new apple tv will be available within a month. the new ipod, next month. >> do you have all that? you are mr. techie. >> 72 degrees on tv hill. coming up -- >> a state senator is now facing a federal indictment. we will tell you why. >> we are keeping a close eye on earl. >> we will give the the latest track on perot and check the seven-day forecast. >> we are tracking on the area roads. roads. so far so s.
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